The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical data, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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What's your story?

Our documentary-style exhibition theme, ‘Our Stories’ has been back on the road this quarter and is now in it’s final stop.

The theme is currently to be found in St James’s Tower, Manchester  where it will remain until Wednesday 12th June, open each day from 10am to 3pm

In this exhibition we showcase a vast cross-section of topics from an olive harvest in Palestine to pictures of a Xhosa burial ritual in South Africa.

We hope those who have been to one of these exhibitions have been inspired!

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Competition - Golden Hours

In photography, the golden hours are the periods of daytime around dawn and dusk, when daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky. The term ‘hour’ is used figuratively as the effect has no defined duration and will vary according to season and latitude.

The effect provides a ‘magic touch’ to images taken at these times and produces something really very special and this is why these times are also referred to as the ‘magic hours’.  The effect works particularly well with landscape photography, giving a golden glow to everything in the image.

For those who dislike photographs of themselves, portraits also benefit from the golden hour because skin tones look warmer. The light is being directed from a low angle and this illuminates the face without creating shadows to obstruct the features.

Textures can be emphasised, shadows creatively placed taking advantage of their length and certain objects can seem to ‘glow’ whilst others can be seen as silhouettes all during the Golden Hours.

There are many dramatic effects that be captured during the Golden Hours and for this competition, we challenge you to find the most creative and ‘magical’ images to enter.

Margaret Bourke-White sums up the images we look forward to receiving for this competition beautifully, as she says, ‘A kind of golden hour one remembers for a life time… Everything was touched with magic’.

Competition closes at midnight (GMT) on 30th June 2019

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Some feedback from previous exhibitions

Light in the Lens

I had my first camera aged 6 (1950) and went on to have a photographic career. Your title, ‘Light in the Lens’ enticed me to visit. Thought provoking exhibition – on reading booklets describing authors background and how they came into photography and take their photographs. Excellent exhibition. DO SEE IT!!

Lesley J Taylor
Our Stories
I enjoyed this exhibition, it gave me the chance to observe the lifestyles of others, which are completely different to my own. It gave me the chance to reflect on my own life, and to ask myself “What is my story?”. Wonderfully insightful. The set up is terrific. I particularly like the ‘Latin American Everyday Life’ with it’s use of colours and dynamic depictions of ordinary humans.
Nathan Carter-Dale

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Our submission process has changed

Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.


  • Monochrome
  • Milton Keynes - Exchange House, Milton Keynes
  • 06 July 2019 - 10 July 2019
  • Monochrome
  • Milton Keynes - Victoria House, Milton Keynes
  • 06 July 2019 - 10 July 2019